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NOSTALGIA GRAB: Harley-Davidson FXR ‘Yamahaha’

Written by Tim Huber. It’s hard not to look back at your first motorcycle with a distinct admiration and nostalgia, no matter how beat-up or prone-to-error it may have been. Much like your first love, there’s something highly-sentimental about sharing a host of new emotions, sensations, and experiences with your first motorcycle. For Jonathan “Jonno” Shakesby, his introduction to the world of riding came on a 1980 Suzuki GS850G in 1989.  Over a quarter-of-a-century, four-continents, and more ...
Tags: UK, Ebay, Motorcycles, Classic, Harley Davidson, Lucas, Helsinki, Harley, Yamaha, Jonathan, Jim, AMF, Yoshimura, SKF, Buell, Café Racer

Huawei lashes out at Estonia for ‘unfounded’ security claims

HELSINKI (AP) — Chinese telecom company Huawei has criticized the Estonian government and media for spreading what it says are “arbitrary and unfounded” allegations about cybersecurity risks related to the company’s mobile phones. Hong Yang, head of Huawei’s Baltic consumer business, said in a statement Tuesday that the company “is always ready to defend its […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Ap, Nation, Estonia, Huawei, Helsinki, Hong Yang

Boris Johnson’s Brexit Deal On Knife Edge as EU Needs More Time

(Bloomberg) -- U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal was hanging in the balance Tuesday, after the European Union Presidency said more time was needed before a summit of its leaders this week.Antti Rinne, premier of Finland -- which currently has the rotating presidency of the EU -- said negotiations may need to continue after the EU Council summit that starts Thursday.“I think there is no time in a practical way and in a legal base to reach an agreement before the Council meeting, I t...
Tags: London, News, Eu, Labour, Finland, Boris Johnson, Parliament, National party, Sajid Javid, Johnson, Greens, EU Council, Brexit, Helsinki, Tim Ross, U K

Canadians earn two bronze medals at Finlandia Trophy figure skating event

HELSINKI — New pairs partners Lubov Ilyushechkina of Toronto and Charlie Bilodeau of Trois-Pistoles, Que., won the bronze medal in their competitive debut on Saturday at the Finlandia Open figure skating competition.Roman Sadovsky of Vaughn, Ont. also placed third in the men's singles.The competition is the sixth stop of the 2019 ISU Challenger Series, a tune-up for the Grand Prix season which starts next week in Las Vegas with Skate America.It was a 1-2 Russian finish in pairs as Anastasia...
Tags: Japan, London, News, China, Russia, Toronto, Las Vegas, Helsinki, Trenton, The Canadian Press, Evan Bates, Shoma Uno, Skate America, Julianne Seguin, Charlie Bilodeau, Newmarket Ont

'Countries will only want control': Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak warns governments will stifle crypto grow through heavy regulation

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is concerned how global governments will regulate cryptocurrencies going forward.  While speaking at the Nordic Business Forum in Helsinki on Wednesday, Wozniak said he's "very much afraid" countries will "only want control" as cryptocurrencies spread, according to Bloomberg.  The comments come as advocates are battling to legitimize cryptocurrencies and government are trying to determine how to regulate them.  Visit the Business Insider homepage for more stories...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Congress, Trends, Bloomberg, Helsinki, Trump, Wozniak, Steve Wozniak, Jerome Powell, Nordic Business Forum, EQUI Global, Libra Federal Reserve Chair

'Countries will only want control': Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak warns governments will stifle crypto growth through heavy regulation

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is concerned how global governments will regulate cryptocurrencies going forward.  While speaking at the Nordic Business Forum in Helsinki on Wednesday, Wozniak said he's "very much afraid" countries will "only want control" as cryptocurrencies spread, according to Bloomberg.  The comments come as advocates are battling to legitimize cryptocurrencies and government are trying to determine how to regulate them.  Visit the Business Insider homepage for more stories...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Congress, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Caribbean, Helsinki, Trump, Wozniak, Steve Wozniak, Jerome Powell, Nordic Business Forum, EQUI Global, Libra Federal Reserve Chair

North Korea decries breakdown of talks US says were ‘good’

HELSINKI (AP) — North Korea and Washington had two different takes on their nuclear talks, with North Korea’s negotiator saying the talks had broken down but Washington maintaining the two sides had “good discussions” in Sweden that it intends to build on in two weeks. The North Korean negotiator, Kim Myong Gil, said the talks […]
Tags: News, Sweden, Washington, North Korea, US, Ap, Nation, Helsinki, Kim Myong Gil

Tove Jansson

The Tove Jansson bus came and seemed to have gone for me quite a few years ago, or so I thought. New translations were being published and much love for Tove was evident around the interwebs yet somehow I never quite jumped on the wagon. I've dipped in and out, and the shelf of books has grown year on year thanks to Nat at Sort Of Books. Nat has kept the faith and sent me new editions of each Tove Jansson book as they became available, but, as I think I may have mentioned a while back, it was t...
Tags: Books, Finland, Tove Jansson, Helsinki, Viktor, Nat, Moomins, Tove, Dovegreyreader, 2019, Thomas Teal, Sort Of Books Nat, Tove Born, Signe Hammarsten

New generation of Americans continuing world track and field domination

American track and field athletes are so good at winning medals that sometimes the rest of us get turned off by them.Too much swagger…too much glitter…too much gold.History speaks for itself. Since the IAAF world athletics championships came into being in 1983 in Helsinki, runners, jumpers and throwers from the United States have won 370 medals (and counting), with 164 of those medals being gold. The next country on the list is Kenya with 144 podium finishes while Canada has claimed 35 total med...
Tags: Japan, News, Qatar, Canada, United States, Kenya, Tokyo, Jamaica, University of Florida, Brazier, IAAF, Doha, Helsinki, Western Europe, Don, Kendricks

Finns Accept Their President Becoming a Prop in the Trump Show

(Bloomberg) -- Finnish President Sauli Niinisto’s photo session with Donald Trump became a meme -- the Nordic leader brushing away the U.S. president’s attempt to pat him on the left knee.That became an apt image to the Finnish media, which noted that their leader became a prop in the Trump show. Even former Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt weighed in.Niinisto’s “role was to play the admiring and grateful leader of a small country,” the newspaper Aamulehti’s editor Matti Posio observed.“It wa...
Tags: News, Bloomberg, Ukraine, Finland, Biden, Donald Trump, Helsinki, Trump, Carl Bildt, U S House of Representatives, Sauli Niinisto, Niinisto, YLE, Trump Show, Matti Posio, Kati Pohjanpalo

2019 Most Memorable Holiday Destinations

Now that the holiday season is approaching, many are planning celebrations and the big question is, where to go? You could stay home or have friends and family travel to you – or – make this year's celebration extra-special by traveling to one or more memorable holiday destinations. We’ve compiled a list of favorites to inspire you. As always, we have the best deals already picked just for you! BODY And the most memorable holiday destinations are… 1. Venice About Venice Plan Your Trip T...
Tags: Travel, London, Barcelona, Prague, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Buckingham Palace, Venice, Tate Modern, Shakespeare, Tower Bridge, Sagrada Familia, Gaudi, Reykjavik, Helsinki, Honolulu

A local’s guide to Helsinki, Finland: 10 top tips

The Finnish capital, which has committed to being carbon neutral by 2035, is great for island-hopping, nightlife, cool design and steaming saunasJust a 10-minute boat ride from Helsinki’s Market Square (JT-Line ferry, round trips and same-day island-hopping tickets from €7), is the island of Lonna. Once used as a storage site for naval mines, Lonna is now a refuge from city life and well-placed for sunset views over downtown Helsinki. There’s a restaurant serving locally sourced, organic food, a...
Tags: Travel, City Breaks, Top 10s, Cultural Trips, Short breaks, Helsinki, Europe Holidays, Finland Holidays, Helsinki Finland, Scandinavia holidays, Helsinki holidays, Lonna, Lonna Once, Helsinki There

Dave Smith at Cafe Oto in London

Dave Smith is an excellent composer and a formidable pianist. In his early days he played in the Scratch Orchestra, and over the course of his career he has worked with the likes of Cardew, White, Skempton, Nyman, Bryars, and Parsons, and was an early champion and performer in the UK of Glass, Reich, and Riley. For the concert of his music celebrating his 70th birthday at Cafe Oto the place was packed. The largest and most recent (2018-2019) work on the program, Hunter of Stories, lasting 70 min...
Tags: UK, London, Religion, Argentina, Smith, Latin America, Helsinki, Hunter, Reich, Riley, Parsons, Dave Smith, Western Sahara, Kaivopuisto, Tilbury, Eduardo Galeano

World Missionary Press sees spiritual vigor among Europe’s youth

Europe (MNN) -- Barna Research Group just released a summary of faith findings among U.S. Millennials and Gen Z. The results aren’t great.  Spiritual maturity is not a priority for most young people surveyed, and over 20-percent of Millennials think it’s wrong to share your faith. Helen Williams of World Missionary Press saw a completely different scene in Europe. “[In Finland] there were vibrant young people from Helsinki, as well as from Africa, totally involved in the worship servic...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Africa, Williams, Italy, Portugal, Finland, Romania, Helsinki, Helen Williams, World Missionary Press, Europe Photo, Nina Strehl, MNN Barna Research Group, Finland Norway Romania, Zach Lucero

Finnair Celebrates 50 Years in New York

The year is 1969, the Mets have won the World Series, Man has walked on the moon and in aviation related news Finnair began service to New York. This year the airline is celebrating 50 years of service between Helsinki and New York. To commemorate the occasion Finnair hosted a birthday party in Manhattan at the residence of the Consul General of Finland. Invited guests included employees of the airline, airline partners, frequent fliers and media. When Finnair began flying between Helsinki and N...
Tags: New York, Events, Anniversary, Atlantic, Amsterdam, Manhattan, Aviation, Airbus, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Douglas, Finnair, Mets, Tapio Wirkkala, Helsinki (HEL, Consul General of Finland Invited

Maxine Waters Calls Donald Trump a “Low Life, Lying, Crooked, Tax Evader, Porn Star Fornicator,” Says He Needs to “Take His Ridiculous Self Home”

Auntie Maxine is on fire tonight! Donald Trump has been on Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ bad side ever since he was elected president in 2016, but now he’s really pissed her off. Over the weekend, Trump tweeted that he, unlike some of his own “people,” wasn’t bothered by North Korea’s recent weapons testing because the country’s dictator, Kim Jong Un, has already shown his loyalty to him by mocking his rival. “North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others...
Tags: Japan, Politics, News, Putin, North Korea, America, Joe Biden, United States, Shinzo Abe, Kim Jong Un, Pop Culture, Jazz, Kim, Biden, Donald Trump, Helsinki

Biden Camp To Trump: You’re Siding With ‘Murderous Dictator’ Over Former Veep

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign on Tuesday responded to President Donald Trump siding yet again with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un while bashing Biden. In a statement, a campaign spokesperson said that Trump’s comments are “beneath the dignity of the office.” “To be on foreign soil, on Memorial Day, and to side repeatedly with a murderous dictator against a fellow American and former Vice President speaks for itself,” the statement reads. “And it’s part of a pattern of emb...
Tags: Japan, News, Putin, North Korea, US, Joe Biden, Kim Jong Un, Kim, Biden, Donald Trump, Helsinki, Trump, Kim Jong, 2020 Elections, Kim Jon Un, Cristina Cabrera

Odyssey 2019 From the Baltic Sea to the Czech Republic

We lost our sea legs early this morning as the Serenade of the Seas docked in Copenhagen around 7 AM and we disembarked from the ship an hour or so later. After departing Helsinki this past Friday we'd been at sea for almost 36 hours and except for som
Tags: Travel, Czech Republic, Copenhagen, Baltic Sea, Helsinki

Alphabet's Wing Drone Deliveries Are Coming To Finland

Google's autonomous drone delivery service is spreading its wings. After starting deliveries last month in Australia's capital city, Canberra, Project Wing is now moving into Finland's capital, Helsinki. TechCrunch reports: Drone deliveries will start next month -- which may just make the "spring" time frame it announced late last year. Like the Australian deliveries, this is considered a "pilot" program, with select goods and limited geography. Specifically, things are being test driven in the ...
Tags: Google, Australia, Tech, Finland, Helsinki, Vuosaari, Herkku Food Mark, Canberra Project Wing

Alphabet’s Wing drone deliveries are coming to Finland next month

Slowly but surely, Wing is spreading. Just last month, the one-time Google moonshot started deliveries for select locales in Australia’s capital city, Canberra. Now it’s moving into Finland, taking on that country’s own capital, Helsinki. Drone deliveries will start just month — which may just make the “spring” timeframe it announced late last year. Like the Australian deliveries, this is considered a “pilot” program, with select goods and limited geography. Specifically things are being test dr...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Australia, Tech, Finland, Canberra, Alphabet, Helsinki, Wing, Helsinki Drone, Vuosaari, Herkku Food Mark

Council of Europe votes to maintain Russia's membership

Human rights body had stripped Moscow of its voting rights over 2014 Crimea annexationRussia will remain in the Council of Europe after ministers at the human rights organisation moved to end a bitter dispute following the annexation of Crimea.Meeting in Helsinki, ministers of the 47-nation body voted overwhelmingly in favour of a declaration that said “all member states should be entitled to participate on an equal basis” in the council’s committee of ministers and parliamentary assembly. Conti...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Russia, World news, Ukraine, Crimea, Moscow, Council of Europe, Helsinki

Key European human rights body marks 70th birthday

HELSINKI (AP) — Over 30 European foreign ministers have gathered in the Finnish capital to mark the 70th anniversary of the continent’s key human rights body, the Council of Europe. The festivities were dampened by Russia’s continued threat to pull out of the organization due to a long-running dispute over Crimea. The two-day meeting started […]
Tags: News, Russia, Ap, Nation, Crimea, Council of Europe, Helsinki

Mike Pompeo warns Russia not to meddle in 2020 US election

Donald Trump’s secretary of state has warned Russia not to meddle in the 2020 US presidential election after face-to-face talks with Vladimir Putin. Mike Pompeo made the remarks while sitting alongside Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, at a joint press conference in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. Mr Pompeo, who met with both Mr Putin, the Russian president, and Mr Lavrov during his visit, said: “Interference in American elections in unacceptable.  "If Russia engaged in that in 2020, i...
Tags: News, Putin, Russia, US, America, Connecticut, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Sochi, Black Sea, Durham, Helsinki, Trump, State, Sergei Lavrov, Sergey Lavrov

Pompeo Warns Russia That U.S. Won’t Tolerate Election Interference

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that he has informed Russia the U.S. will not tolerate further election interference from Moscow.Speaking at a press conference in Sochi, Pompeo said he'd told Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov that “interference in American elections is unacceptable and if the Russians were engaged in that in 2020 it would put our relationship in an even worse place than it has been.”“We’ve said this not only about the Russians but about other countries as we...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Moscow, Kremlin, Sochi, Helsinki, Trump, State, Sergey Lavrov, Lavrov, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Osaka Japan Trump

France’s Le Pen put on spot over Russia while rallying right

HELSINKI (AP) — French far-right leader Marine Le Pen says media reports indicating her party has links to the Kremlin are “insulting” and the suggestion that National Rally accepted Russian money is a “lie.” National Rally leader Marine Le Pen made the comments while visiting Estonia on Tuesday for a meeting of an alliance of […]
Tags: News, France, Russia, Ap, Nation, Estonia, Kremlin, Marine Le Pen, Helsinki, Le Pen, National Rally

Helsinki Japan

Once we had again explained that to Barbara that this was a Baltic cruise and Helsinki was the capital of Finland and not somewhere in Japan we headed off. We had planned to take the bus into the city but again at the last minute madness prevailed and we
Tags: Travel, Japan, Finland, Helsinki, Barbara, Helsinki Japan

Largest Finnish party keep populists out of coalition talks

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland’s center-left Social Democratic Party which narrowly won last month’s general election says it is having talks with four centrist and left-leaning parties to form a coalition government but not the populists. Antti Rinne, the leader of what became Finland’s largest party by an extremely narrow margin, said Wednesday that a combination […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Finland, Helsinki, Social Democratic Party, Antti Rinne

Nokia Chairman Risto Siilasmaa backs machine learning startup

Aito, a Helsinki-based machine learning startup that is developing “predictive database” technology, has raised €1 million in pre-seed funding, including from Nokia Chairman Risto Siilasmaa (via his investment company First Fellow Partners). Others backing the round are Hermitage, UMO Capital, together with funding from Business Finland. Previous Aito investors include Futurice and the company’s own founders Vesa-Pekka Grönfors, Antti Rauhala, Kai Inkinen. Aiming to replace current machine learn...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, Nokia, Tech, Helsinki, Antti, Futurice, Risto Siilasmaa, AITO, First Fellow Partners Others, Business Finland Previous Aito, Vesa Pekka Grönfors Antti Rauhala Kai Inkinen, Vesa Pekka Grönfors, Grönfors Aito

Tycoon’s 3 children killed in Sri Lanka mourned in Denmark

HELSINKI (AP) — A funeral service has been held in Denmark for the three children of a business tycoon who were killed during the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka. Holch Povlsen, the owner of the Bestseller clothing chain, comforted his wife, Anne, and their surviving daughter, Astrid, as three flower-covered coffins were brought out of […]
Tags: Business, News, Ap, Denmark, Sri Lanka, Helsinki, Anne, Astrid, Holch Povlsen

Finland: The best budget hotels in Helsinki for 2019

With plenty of museums, historic and elegant churches and charming cafés, Helsinki is a capital city with a lovely smalltown feel. It also has a very modern side, with a mix of both eclectic and minimalist design in the shops, restaurants, and hotels. But we’ll be up front — Helsinki isn’t known to be a budget destination, and it can be tough to score a good deal on hotels here. Read on to discover where Cheapos stay on a trip to Helsinki. The top budget hotels in Helsinki We’ve chosen our fa...
Tags: Travel, Finland, Helsinki, Dailycheapo, Arthur, Cheapos, Central Station, Helsinki Hotels, Omena Hotel Omena Hotel Helsinki City Centre, Omena Hotel, Kongressikoti Hotel, Helsinki Cathedral Rooms, Hotelli Finn, Hotel Arthur Hotel Arthur, Seurahuone Hotel Hotel Seurahuone, Helsinki Hotels Still